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Danaher Corporation Senior Lean Leader in Westborough, Massachusetts

Help us improve access to life-changing therapies that can transform human health

We are Cytiva, a global provider of technologies and services that advance and accelerate the development and manufacture of therapeutics. Formerly part of GE Healthcare, we have a rich heritage tracing back hundreds of years, and a fresh beginning since 2020.

Our customers undertake life-saving activities. These range from fundamental biological research to developing innovative vaccines, biologic drugs, and novel cell and gene therapies. Our job is to supply the tools and services - the pots, pans, soups and sauces - they need to work better, faster and safer, leading to better patient outcomes.

The Senior Lean leader position is accountable for leading the lean transformation of global supply chain operations through development and execution of wing to wing supply chain continuous process improvements. This role supports the US region plants, warehouses and logistics on matters of waste elimination to improve fulfillment, product quality, EHS and product cost in a manufacturing & transactional processes.

What you’ll do

  • Support driving the Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) in collaboration with each Product Segment & Regional P&L

  • Coach, guide and support Plant/Logistics and Warehouse Management and their Lean Leaders in development of DBS Lean Strategy and execution of DBS roadmap

  • Continually enhance DBS Lean skill, leadership and practices across the supply chain

  • Support the development of DBS Lean training plans & execute with Plant Lean Manager with reference to Lean Skills glyph.

  • Deploy DBS Lean tools including 3P methodology in early Product & Project management.

  • Assure DBS Lean Standards and processes are followed.

  • Collaborate and partner with the Operational Excellence team across the business to accelerate the Lean transformation.

  • Use DBS Lean tools and techniques to identify improvement opportunities, prioritize and drive improvements in operations performance.

  • Execute Kaizen events /Action Work Outs in the Plants/Project Execution/Product centers according to their priorities.

  • Drive measurable improvements in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Inventory lead-time and product flow in line with Policy Deployment

  • Flexible to travel and support Lean events locally/globally

Who you are

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a strong preference for scientific, engineering, business, or supply chain subjects.

  • Formal Lean training/certification

  • 6 years Lean experience across the value chain of which 3 years were dedicated to successfully implementing hands on Lean

  • Minimum of 10 years of operational experience in Engineering or Manufacturing functions

  • Strong communication Skills, written and verbal.

  • Proven mentoring and coaching abilities, demonstrated ability to motivate & inspire others

  • Demonstrated leadership, energizing teams and project management

  • Ability to successfully motivate and maintain high moral, employee involvement, safety and teamwork in a union environment

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results in an ambiguous environment through Lean with substantial impact

  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, teamwork & networking skills

  • Aware of and comply with the Cytiva Quality Manual, Quality Management System, Quality Management Policy, Quality Goals, and applicable laws and regulations as they apply to this job type/position

  • Willing to travel internationally and domestically up to 50% of the time

Who we are

Whatever your role, we bring purpose and challenge into our everyday work. If you are driven to make the world a better place thanks to science and medicine, you’ll feel right at home here. If you’re flexible, curious and relentless, you’ll belong. If you are excited about a global culture, this can be the place to further your career.

Want to know more? Experience life at Cytiva on our Careers website, Instagram channel and LinkedIn page!

Cytiva is a 3.3 billion USD global life sciences leader with nearly 7000 associates across 40 countries who are dedicated to our mission to advance and accelerate therapeutics. As a trusted partner to customers that range in scale and scope, Cytiva brings efficiencies to research and manufacturing workflows, ensuring the development, manufacture and delivery of transformative medicines to patients.

Cytiva is part of the Danaher family of companies, a global science and technology innovator committed to helping customers solve complex challenges and improving quality of life around the world.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.